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Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Orange

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very clean, affordable, and modern. Stayed twice, both times very pleasant.

My husband and I stayed here last week and are back for a repeat visit. This hotel is perfect for our needs. The room was affordable, clean and convenient what more could we ask for.

Rooms kinda needs some work, bath fans, tv channels need more other than promo channels. parking is limited (get there early) breakfest is ok, its light.

Well the location was excellent for our trip. We went to the Honda Center for the PowerHouse concert. When arriving to the Hotel it wasn't difficult to find it. Parking is very small for the number of rooms you guys have. And our room smelled very bad and the carpet just felt wet and very very smelly. Other then that it all went well.

This is not my first stay at this motel. Previous rooms have been clean and maintained...this time it was not. Wall paper peling at EVERY seam, security lock off the door but the holes remained, bathroom needed to be re-done: new toilet, new floor, new shower head. They have long-term residents in the room next door who spent the entire nightfighting and screaming profanities.

This was perfect for our visit to Chapman university. Easy access off the freeway and close to campus. Staff helpful and friendly. Breakfast was simple cereal and small Danishes. It worked.

one night only so not much to say. i may stay another day.

Found a couple roaches crawling around on the floor. I didn't bother complaining about it given I checked in just before 1am and just wanted sleep. The TV turned on my itself around 4am, that was odd. And the manager I checked out with that morning wasn't exactly the warmest. A lot of this I can let go but the roaches are definitely preventing me was ever wanting to come back.

The mattress was awful. The floor and some other parts of the room were dirty. The safe didn't work and the staff didn't know how to make it work.

I stayed one night. It was clean and cheap. No problems.

I wouldn't go back if I could afford otherwise. Place is a dump

Need update in all room , bed to old TV to many issues to to much noise every morning

The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Location was perfect for our needs. Would stay here again.

Decent for the money and location, don't be expecting too much though.

While this motel is dated and could use some upgrades it was clean and conveniently located. On our vacation we went to San Diego, Newport Beach and Universal Studios and we had quick and easy trips to all these locations. The best part was returning to a sparkling clean pool to cool down in.

Back in to your parking place if you can as the lot is small & only one way in & out.

Sadly, the maids were the best asset to this hotel during my stay. The front desk manager, tall slim guy who is there every morning come breakfast, is not the best fit for a customer service position. He is not in the least bit interested in doing anything extra, let alone listening to what you actually might be requesting of him or rather, of the hotel itself. The hotel's close proximity to freeway access and shopping/dining, was another highlight that may be put down on paper. The pool furniture was filthy and most of them were dangerously broken. scraped

The good thing about the hotel, is that the maids are very nice, even though English is not their first language. The staff at the counter in the lobby could use a class in How To Satisfy Your Customers, without even trying. Breakfast time, is unwelcoming to the stiff staff member(s) at the counter. He made no effort to please any of the few requests I made. At first I thought he forgot, but i soon realized a few days later, that he truly did not like to do ANYTHING extra. The maids are awesome, as I said before. The pool, on the other hand, was beautiful to look at. However, the pool chairs should be melted down. They are dangerous, broken, unuseful, and very, VERY, dirty. Beautiful pool, we had to jump in the pool to get the dirt off our bodies! Better to have no chairs, than those chairs. Be good if we had pool towels, but sadly, towels were on strike I guess. We hope that we have made you laugh or smile when you read this comment.

The hotel overall is very run down, and while the front desk staff is very friendly and helpful.. the room is in very bad condition. Bathroom sink did not drain, shower sprayed off, sticky stains on carpet, stains on walls. Needs a lot of work.

The Continental Breakfast was some what lacking as compared to other places I have stayed. My wake up call was programed incorrectly. The refrigerator was dirty around the hinges and weather stripping - disgusting. The bed was just terribly sagging. It looked like a big square bowl. The room as a whole was fairly clean.

1930 E Katella Ave Orange CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Disneyland - Anaheim within 2 miles (3 km) of Village at Orange, Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Orange is within a few miles (5 km) of Honda Center. This 40-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also nearby are Angel Stadium and Chapman University.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Orange's 40 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Other amenities include free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards. Limited housekeeping is available.


Property features

Guests of Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Orange enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. This motel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Double Room, Refrigerator & Microwave

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Hot Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Orange

Everyone (2) Couples (5) Business (6) Family (12) Other (4)
5

great little place with updated rooms

Everyone

Very clean, affordable, and modern. Stayed twice, both times very pleasant.

By , from Chicago on Apr 27, 2017

Review comment responded on May 5, 2017

Wonderful to hear that we sufficed your basic accommodation needs and you found the clean, quality of accommodation and value. Thank you for re-visiting our hotel and for letting us know that we met your expectations on both stays. We hope to see you again. Have a great day!

5

convenient, clean and comfortable

Everyone

My husband and I stayed here last week and are back for a repeat visit. This hotel is perfect for our needs. The room was affordable, clean and convenient what more could we ask for.

By , from Hilo, Hawaii on Oct 1, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 28, 2016

Dear Sheryl, Thank you for staying with us again. I am very glad that you were pleased with the accommodation and services we provided you during your stay. Your satisfaction and kind remarks will be another fine reference for our hotel. Thank you for your business.

3

orange

Families

Rooms kinda needs some work, bath fans, tv channels need more other than promo channels. parking is limited (get there early) breakfest is ok, its light.

By on Aug 7, 2015

4

one night trip.

Couples

Well the location was excellent for our trip. We went to the Honda Center for the PowerHouse concert. When arriving to the Hotel it wasn't difficult to find it. Parking is very small for the number of rooms you guys have. And our room smelled very bad and the carpet just felt wet and very very smelly. Other then that it all went well.

By on May 26, 2015

3

not so nice...

BusinessTravelers

This is not my first stay at this motel. Previous rooms have been clean and maintained...this time it was not. Wall paper peling at EVERY seam, security lock off the door but the holes remained, bathroom needed to be re-done: new toilet, new floor, new shower head. They have long-term residents in the room next door who spent the entire nightfighting and screaming profanities.

By on Apr 25, 2015

5

college visit

BusinessTravelers

This was perfect for our visit to Chapman university. Easy access off the freeway and close to campus. Staff helpful and friendly. Breakfast was simple cereal and small Danishes. It worked.

By on Feb 9, 2015

3

comfy stay

Families

one night only so not much to say. i may stay another day.

By on Nov 28, 2014

1

smh

LGBT

Found a couple roaches crawling around on the floor. I didn't bother complaining about it given I checked in just before 1am and just wanted sleep. The TV turned on my itself around 4am, that was odd. And the manager I checked out with that morning wasn't exactly the warmest. A lot of this I can let go but the roaches are definitely preventing me was ever wanting to come back.

By on Oct 6, 2014

1

bad mattress, dirty room

Couples

The mattress was awful. The floor and some other parts of the room were dirty. The safe didn't work and the staff didn't know how to make it work.

By on Aug 13, 2014

3

very basic but good

BusinessTravelers

I stayed one night. It was clean and cheap. No problems.

By on Aug 12, 2014